Pecan, fruit tree workshop set for Feb. 5 in Georgetown

GEORGETOWN — Those interested in planting, growing and maintaining fruit or pecan trees in the Central Texas area should attend the Fruit and Nut Tree Planting and Pruning Workshop Feb. 5 in Georgetown, program coordinators said. The workshop, presented by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, will begin at 10 a.m. in the training room […]

Michael Haynes new AgriLife Extension administrator for District 10

UVALDE — Michael Haynes is the new Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service District 10 administrator. District 10, headquartered in Uvalde, serves 21 Southwest Texas counties. Haynes, who assumed his new role Jan. 14, will be responsible for supervising AgriLife Extension agents in those counties, which include the major metropolitan areas of Austin and San Antonio. […]

Institute to hold water quality meeting Feb. 19 in Rogers

ROGERS – The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, is hosting a meeting Feb. 19 in Rogers for anyone interested in improving and protecting water quality in the Big Elm Creek watershed. TWRI is part of Texas A&M AgriLife Research, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service and the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences at Texas […]

Texas Water Resources Institute to host roundtable Jan. 31 in Waco

WACO — The Texas Water Resources Institute, or TWRI, will host a watershed coordinator roundtable Jan. 31 in Waco for water and natural resource professionals. The free event will be from 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at the Texas Farm Bureau Conference and Training Center, 7410 Fish Pond Road. Coordinators said the training is part of the […]

‘Last chance’ CEU opportunities offered Jan. 22-23 in Austin

ISB and TNLA units offered in addition to TDA continuing education units Writer: Paul Schattenberg, 210-859-5752, paschattenberg@ag.tamu.edu Contact: Noel Troxclair, 512-854-9600, noel.troxclair@ag.tamu.edu AUSTIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present two “last chance” opportunities Jan. 22-23 in Austin for private pesticide, commercial and non-commercial applicator license holders seeking Texas Department of Agriculture continuing education units. […]

Rainwater harvesting, turf management training Feb. 7 in Wimberley

WIMBERLEY – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service Healthy Lawns and Healthy Waters Program will host a residential rainwater harvesting and turf management training Feb. 7 in Wimberley. The training is free and will be from 1-5 p.m. at the Wimberley Community Center, 14068 Ranch Road 12. It is offered in collaboration with the Cypress […]

2018 Research Directors Awards announced at Texas A&M AgriLife Conference

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife Research honored 10 employees with Research Director’s Awards during the recent AgriLife Conference on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. The new Texas A&M AgriLife Research Director’s Awards, established in 2018, recognize the achievements of those who have performed outstanding work that advances the agency’s mission. “Texas […]

Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence presented to Texas A&M faculty and staff

COLLEGE STATION – Texas A&M AgriLife faculty and staff received the Vice Chancellor’s Awards in Excellence honors during a ceremony Jan. 7 on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station. The awards, established in 1980, recognize the commitment and outstanding contributions displayed across Texas A&M AgriLife and allow for the opportunity to celebrate those […]

New ‘Grow It, Cook It’ program series to be presented in Fredericksburg

FREDERICKSBURG — The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension office in Gillespie County will present three new “Grow It, Cook It” programs this year at its offices at 95 Frederick Road in Fredericksburg. The programs will be from noon to 1 p.m. Individual programs are $15, or $25 for all three programs. They will be presented by […]

Step Up and Scale Down weight-loss program to be presented in Austin

AUSTIN – The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will present its Step Up and Scale Down program for weight loss in English and Spanish from Jan. 16 through April 10 at Palm Elementary, 7601 Dixie Drive, Austin. “Step Up and Scale Down is an in-person program designed to guide participants toward weight management through nutrition […]